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Laurie Handcock

Laurie has been Director of Iceni’s Heritage Team since January 2016, following five years of consultancy experience at RPS CgMs, and also leads the firm’s Townscape specialism, formally launched in 2018. He is experienced in retrofitting and building re-use, the insertion of new design into historic places, and large-scale, context-led masterplanning.

His experience ranges from urban, mixed-use heritage-led regeneration schemes to strategic housing and infrastructure projects, and detailed work with sensitive, highly graded buildings and landscapes. He cut his teeth working on the redevelopment of the Stirling Prize-nominated London Bridge Station and leading on heritage matters in the delivery of an Outline Consent for Alconbury Weald, a 5,000 home redevelopment of the Second World War and Cold War airfield of RAF Alconbury including an Enterprise Zone.

He now oversees a team of 12 professionals between London and Scotland, and is particularly involved in promoting large-scale sites, including Hounslow Cavalry Barracks; the Eastgate Quarter in Basildon; and Anglia Square and Carrow Works (the former Colman’s Factory, in Norwich). Laurie is particularly interested in creating good quality places, assisting on the development of public realm and regeneration schemes that allow the ‘stories’ of a place to be told through new development. His schemes at Hounslow and Carrow Works are particularly driven the creation of characterful and legible public realm. He also knows the London Borough of Waltham Forest well, and is currently working on projects in Chingford and Leytonstone.

Laurie is a member of Design Review Panels for Hertfordshire and Greater Cambridge, and has acted for DRPs in Watford and Redbridge.